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The Canberra Raiders have named their round one team to take on the Panthers on Saturday at GIO Stadium. 

Blake Austin has been named on the bench to make his return from a shoulder injury, with Sam Williams set to start the match at five-eighth with Raiders new recruit Aidan Sezer at halfback.

Elliott Whitehead will make his NRL and club debut on the weekend in the second row, while Jeff Lima will also play his first NRL match for the club from the interchange bench.

Kurt Baptiste has been named on an extended bench for the Green Machine alongside Lima, Austin, Sia Soliola and Paul Vaughan.  


1. Jack Wighton

2. Edrick Lee

3. Jarrod Croker (c)

4. Joey Leilua

5. Jordan Rapana

6. Sam Williams

7. Aidan Sezer

8. Shannon Boyd

9. Josh Hodgson

10. Frank-Paul Nuuausala

11. Josh Papalli

12. Elliott Whitehead

13. Shaun Fensom

14. Blake Austin

15. Sia Soliola

16. Paul Vaughan

17. Jeff Lima

18. Kurt Baptiste

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.